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March 2012 News Releases

Celebrate Women’s History month with viewing of “She Told Me Stories: Kansas History Documentary Film,” March 28

In celebration of Women’s History month, the film, “She Told Me Stories: Kansas History Documentary Film,” created by the Kansas State University’s women studies department, will be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Washburn University. The event is free and open to the public.

The film showcases multicultural histories of Kansas and celebrates memory keepers who have preserved these stories about Kansas’ past. Audience members are invited to bring to the viewing an object of significance in their Kansas history. After the viewing, short video interviews will be taped to document the stories of these objects – how you came to own them, what events they recall in your family's history. Stories will be kept in a digital archive at K-State and may be used in future film or book projects.

The film showing is being sponsored by Multicultural Affairs in celebration of Women's History Month. The film was directed by Michele Janette, Sue Zschoche, Gabriela Diaz de Sabates, and Marilyn Ortega. The creation of the film and the video interviews are made possible through the generous support of the Kansas Humanities Council.

Washburn’s multicultural affairs office is sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Dona Walker, director, multicultural affairs, at (785) 670-1622.

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Amanda Hughes, university relations, (785) 670-2153